|Radisson Blu Mall of America|
Two weekends ago, I had the pleasure of staying at the BRAND NEW Radisson Blu hotel at the Mall of America. We were some of the very first guests to stay there on its opening weekend!
It is quite an amazing place. Everything is very modern looking as well as modern in its function. The hotel is “mostly” paperless and is full of technological advances. The rooms had plenty of outlets for all our smart phones and tablets.
|One of the lounge areas|
There are a few room types to choose from during your stay and since we were there opening weekend, we got a deal to stay in what is called the Mansion Room. This level allowed us access to the Concierge Lounge with free drinks (soda, coffee, tea, wine, and beer) and snacks in the afternoon and free breakfast in the morning. The rooms were adequate size with modern decor and fun black tiles with sparkle specks throughout that gave it a glamorous feel. We enjoyed the free Wi-Fi during our evenings and the dreamy soft comforters on the beds.
Since it was opening weekend, the hotel had some kinks to work out with motion sensors and lighting issues in our room. The staff was VERY accommodating and gave us our first night free. The second night we had absolutely no issues. The customer service at the hotel was PHENOMENAL! There was always staff available and ready to assist you with any questions or concerns. We had bellmen, concierge, valets, and other staff ready and waiting to serve us. Be aware though that you DO NOT have to use the valet service even though they will try to make you think you do. At $22/day, and since we weren’t needing our cars much, we chose to park the car ourselves which was totally fine.
Since the hotel is attached to the Mall of America, I highly recommend you stay here if you are planning to have a Mall of America shopping trip. It is so nice to not have to go outside at all and it is quite easy to go back and forth. I do think that staying in the Urban Room level is just as good, but won’t get you access to the Concierge Lounge or Free Breakfast. With the difference in price, I am not sure the upper level rooms are really worth it.
The hotel also has a pool and fitness center, but I didn’t check out either of these areas during my stay.
For more information on RADISSON BLU at the Mall of America, check out their website, HERE.